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April 26th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

Only in America: Piers Morgan and lessons learned from The Dalai Lama

On Wednesday, Piers Morgan used his "Only in America" segment to share lessons learned as part of his visit with The Dalai Lama.

At a time when the quest for fulfillment represents a booming business, the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host revealed that His Holiness "provides a rather cheaper way of finding happiness."

Flexing his new and improved mental muscle, Morgan rattled off the seven points which comprise The Dalai Lama's philosophy:

The practice of love can be expressed in one sentence: 'Do not harm others'.

The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.

The point of our existence is that, as human beings, we live purposeful, meaningful lives.

If we want spiritual development, the practice of patience is essential.

We have the ability and the responsibility to choose whether our actions follow a virtuous path or not.

With inner strength or mental stability, we can endure all kinds of adversity.

Love, compassion and concern for others are real sources of happiness.

In the words of the host, Only in America: "Admit it, you feel better already."

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  1. Dan Weyand

    Thank you for posting the lessons on your web site unlike many so-called cable news sites who thought the comment about liking George Bush was the only important item. Liking the man and liking his policies are two different things which I think the Dali Lama clarified, however I believe the lessons are something that can truly help me in life.

    April 26, 2012 at 3:48 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. SharonM

    Piers, I noticed that your captioner displayed this phrase during the Dalai Lama interview: "valuing money is wrong". I don't recall hearing him say any such thing. Do you? What I recall is an answer of depth, part of which addressed the mass false expectations of what money can do in terms of inner contentment, and how the rabid pursuit of it on a mass scale leads to all kinds of destruction.

    This is my second comment on the displayed captions that are inaccurate, misleading and/or blatantly incorrect. As I previously stated, these written additions to the screen are completely unnecessary, and now I will add, a most unwelcome distraction.

    CNN, attempting to caption what guests say in an interview is a dumb and irritating practice, and one of these days it's going to bite you in the ass.

    April 28, 2012 at 11:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Ron

    Piers Morgan should never interview a person as intelligent as the Dali Lama. His questions were truely embarrising. Stick with the moviw stars guy, thats your style

    April 29, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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